i think i blew up a cat once....or maybe it was the muffler, there was all this grey stringy stuff coming out the exhaust, looked like a cross between steel wool n cotten wool except really stretched out
lol, yea i changed that, but it kinda looked like grey fairy floss, lol, n then i parked it on the street n sumbody took the muffler n the part of the pipe that was new, lmao, lucky it was just cheap ebay muffler
i heard of sumone getting the cat n muffler n resonators all stripped, n basically having a straight pipe from the engine with stock look, it's a good idea as long as you don't get caught, lolz, i think ill stick with high flow cats n aftermarket though, i wouldn't want to have to pay a 10k fine or something, lol
and ive also driven a car that was a non turbo, stock 2litre engine rwd, exhaust was a straight pipe from the engine n it would spin the tires when you change from 2nd to 3rd
then epa send you a letter and you have to get the car tested.. i have been called to epa, they put a prohibited vehicle sticker on my car. just changed all the stuff they asked in time got retested and no fine...
when i got done again i chaged all the aftermarket stuff before my test and they passed the car with no probs. they also recognised me cause not many modded foresters in the area...lol
well i think if you get a cat professionally taken out n are knowingly doing the wrong thing n refuse to reverse it then they fine you heaps n charge the mechanic or w/e who did it in upward of $50000...i could be wrong tho, lol